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A ‘bed of nails’ on silicon

The future of electronics may rest on devices that integrate other semiconductors with silicon. A means of creating tiny semiconductor pillars on a silicon surface is now demonstrated.

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Figure 1: To the point.

LARS SAMUELSON

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Lagally, M., Blick, R. A ‘bed of nails’ on silicon. Nature 432, 450–451 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1038/432450a

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